ELI WALLACH HONOURED BY BROADWAY AS LIGHTS DIM TONIGHT

Jun 27, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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Broadway theatres will pay tribute to Eli Wallach tonight.

The veteran actor died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Marquee lights will dim for one minute before the curtains rise – in honour of the actor who made a name for himself on stage and screen.

Wallach won a Tony Award in 1951 for his performance in “The Rose Tattoo.” He performed in more than two dozen Broadway plays, often with his wife, Anne Jackson. He said that, one night, they were fighting in the taxi on the way to a performance. The script called for him to tell her to “shut up” at one point, and the line took on a particular ferocity that night.

Jackson says the secret to their 65-year marriage was that Eli Wallach always put his family first.

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